Houser Named MCHS Interim Principal
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Matthew Houser has been selected as interim principal of McCracken County High School.

Previous interim principal, Ginger Stewart, requested Friday to return to her previous position. Principal Michael Ceglinski is on paid suspension and faces a charge of failure to report sexual abuse. 

Houser began his career as a classroom teacher at Hendron-Lone Oak Elementary School from 2006-2011. In 2011, he worked as an assistant principal at Lone Oak High School and in 2012 became principal of Lone Oak High School. When McCracken County High School opened in 2013, Houser was named an assistant principal.

"I am very proud to serve as the interim principal of McCracken County High School," Houser said. "We will continue to operate as a mustang family because that's what we are -- a family. Students will continue to be our first priority as we move forward."

Houser holds a B.S. in elementary education and a M.A. in school administration from Murray State University.

McCracken County Schools interim superintendent Heath Cartwright stated: "I have the utmost confidence in Mr. Houser and his ability to bring a sense of healing to McCracken County High School. I know that he has great pride in MCHS and a true respect for the staff and students. He will do a great job of understanding and appreciating the roots that have grown since the inception of MCHS, and will do nothing but strengthen the growth of what is undoubtedly the best place for any high school staff or student to be."  

Published 05:00 PM, Wednesday Mar. 13, 2019
Updated 06:00 PM, Thursday Mar. 14, 2019

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